During COVID-19, most WDMH volunteers are staying safe at home. The Gift Shoppe has been closed and the Fall Bazaar was cancelled. Even the famous and award-winning Christmas Pudding sales are on hold. But that doesn’t mean our committed volunteers aren’t still hard at work. The WDMH Auxiliary is still supporting our patients through its fundraising activities. And they are reaching out to the community for help.
The Auxiliary is raising funds for a new system that will keep our youngest patients safe. A new monitoring system will ensure that only family members have access to newborns being cared for at WDMH. It will keep everyone safe in the childbirth unit.
“The birth of a child is one of the most exciting and memorable moments for families. We are so grateful to the Auxiliary for helping us purchase this important equipment,” explains Clinical Manager Mikyla Lennard.
“Since 1947, the WDMH Auxiliary has been supporting patients through volunteering and fundraising for many different pieces of equipment,” notes Auxiliary Co-Chair Lynn Dillabough. “We are excited to be raising funds for something that will support WDMH’s youngest patients.”
Donations can be made by mailing a cheque to the WDMH Foundation at 566 Louise Street, Winchester, K0C 2K0. Please indicate the donation is for “Auxiliary Equipment” and include your return address to get an income tax receipt. Donors can also call the Foundation at 613-774-2422 ext. 6162 to make a donation using a credit card.
Thanks for your support!